Friday, October 23, 2020

COVID-19: October 13, 2020 Update from Representative Dykema

Housing instability has been a persistent threat during the COVID-19 pandemic, as families work to stay in safe, stable living situations in an unpredictable economic environment. The Legislature passed a temporary moratorium on non-essential evictions at the beginning of the pandemic to protect those in imminent risk of homelessness, and significant state and federal funding has already been dedicated toward housing support.

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Holliston Police Monthly Update: September 2020

HPD Chief Matthew Stone provides the Personnel, Outreach, and Upcoming Events for the month of September.

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Holliston Happenings: Week of October 12, 2020

Included this in this week’s post are the October School lunch menu, calendar of events, and the weekly schedule of Board / Committee meetings.

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Holliston Water Department Bills Coming Soon

The quarterly water bills will be mailed out Thursday, October 15, 2020. This bill reflects water usage for the period July – September 2020 and any arrears.

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School Committee Meets Thursday Evening

The School Committee meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM on October 8, by Chair Stacey Raffi, following an Executive Session for the purpose of Collective Bargaining. Visitors to the meeting included Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Michael Cassidy, Board of Health Director Scott Moles, and Director of Athletics, Matt Baker.

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Civics Sunday: Special Town Meeting Date Change

The Select Board has voted to delay Special Town Meeting from the regularly scheduled date of Monday, October 26, 2020. The new date and time selected is Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 1:00p.m. at the High School Auditorium, 370 Hollis Street.

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Library Trustees Meet on Stormy Night

A quorum was quickly assembled online for a remote meeting of the Library Trustees on Tuesday evening at 7, and was called to order by Chair Nancy Baron. Following the approval of the September 2 meeting minutes, the Trustees greeted Library Director, Leslie McDonnell, who presented the Director’s Report.

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COVID-19: October 9, 2020 Update from Representative Dykema

We spend a lot of time in Massachusetts collecting and reporting state and local COVID-19 data so we can better understand the trajectory of the pandemic here in the Commonwealth as well as the effectiveness of our pandemic response. We report detailed data broken down community-by-community as well as state aggregation of a number of key public health metrics.

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Holliston Real Estate Sales: September 2020; Part 1

During September, twenty-nine properties changed hands. The first fifteen are listed here. The remainder will be published in two weeks.

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Cleaning Up from the Storm?

The Marshall Street Recycling Area will be open for its regular hours on Saturdays, that is 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Additionally, the area will be open two Sundays—October 10 and October 18—from 8:00AM to 3:00 PM.

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COVID-19: October 8, 2020 Update from Representative Dykema

As both K-12 and higher education continue to operate in a variety of learning models, many of which incorporate in-person learning whenever possible, engaging in school-specific testing and data collection helps us ensure we are keeping our students, staff, and learning communities safe.

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Local Business Receives Award

The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) named Walchem, a division of Iwaki America and a Holliston manufacturing business located in Hopping Brook Park for over 30 years, “Supplier of the Year” during its 2020 Convention and Exposition.

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